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What does 46,000 pounds of food look like?

IMG_0661It was a record-breaking day here at Connecticut Food Bank when the Ocean State Job Lot tractor trailer loaded with 46,000 pounds (18 pallets) of nutritious food pulled into our parking lot! The delivery is the first of many we’ll receive from Job Lot this year as part of the Three Square Meals Family Meal Assistance Program.

Each year, Ocean State Job Lot’s generous customers donate to their local food bank at the register during the holiday season. Then Job Lot matches the dollars donated by customers and uses those funds purchase food direct from brand-name manufacturers.  This year’s $1.4 million dollar purchase was divided up and delivered to 13 food banks in New England and New York – the largest single food donation of its kind by a private company in New England!

Thanks to all who generously donated last holiday season.  You are making a difference in the lives of the men, women and children who are struggling with hunger right here in Connecticut! And thanks once again to Ocean State Job Lot for its ongoing support of anti-hunger efforts thorughout the region!

 

 

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